SIGNAL Blogs

September 17, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Network Systems has been awarded a $6 million firm-fixed-price contract modification for continuing efforts to survey, plan, design, install and implement information technology systems and infrastructure as part of an ongoing modernization of the Pentagon information technology infrastructure. Pentagon Renovation & Construction Program Office, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $5.1 billion, seven-year, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract award for detail design and construction of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The company's shipbuilding sector will perform the work, which includes ship construction, ship design activities, engineering services, procurement of materials and hardware to support construction, and logistics activities.

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $70 million contract to equip the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Stryker Brigade Combat Team with a new, lighter-weight version of the Land Warrior integrated fighting system.

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $53 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to produce the Ku-band common data link (CDL) Hawklink system for the MH-60R light airborne multi-purpose system helicopter. Hawklink is a high-speed digital data link that transmits tactical video, radar, acoustic and other sensor data from MH-60R helicopters to their host surface ships.

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Technologies Incorporated has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity $22.3 million contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to design, produce and deliver repair station console (RSC) systems for the DDG modernization backfit program. The development and installation of these systems will automate and integrate shipboard damage control communications, which increase the survivability of battle-damaged ships. The RSC systems will be installed on U.S.

September 15, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has received an $85.3 million contract to produce tactical Excalibur projectiles for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and the Australian Defence Forces. Excalibur is a cooperative effort between Raytheon Missile Systems and BAE Systems Bofors of Sweden. It is an artillery projectile that provides precision-strike capability at extended ranges for current and future 155mm howitzers.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will provide the air vehicle integration and technology research program with research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) $12 billion ENCORE II information technology solutions program. As one of 14 large businesses awarded a contract to support the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, BAE will provide DISA with network engineering services, systems development engineering and integration, security engineering and enterprise support.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $34 million delivery order for 30 M1A1 Abrams integrated management (AIM) main battle tanks. The contract includes an option for an additional 30 tanks, bringing the potential award value to $69.5 million.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract modification for $27.6 million to provide additional persistent surveillance capability through the rapid aerostat initial deployment (RAID) program. Raytheon will provide RAID elevated sensor systems to the Army as part of the base expeditionary targeting and surveillance system program.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems, Optronics Division, is receiving a $40.8 million firm-fixed-price new work modification for 4,229 driver's vision enhancer B-kits (sensor assembly, display control module and cabling) for the mine resistant ambush protected program.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation will develop and demonstrate the ability of the rapid eye program to deliver a persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability anywhere on the globe through the use of a launch system and the ability to remain on-station until relieved or the mission is completed. This program is through a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for $7.5 million.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company is modifying a cost-plus-award-fee contract with the U.S. Air Force for $16.7 million. This action will provide survivable communications for U.S. armed forces, the advanced beyond line-of-sight terminals must-update new platform requirements and the advanced EHF system interface. The Electronic Systems Center, Air Force Materiel Command, USAF, 653rd ELSG/PK, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

September 12, 2008
By Katie Packard

Rockwell Collins Government Systems Incorporated is being awarded an $8.2 million firm-fixed-price order for services in support of the fiscal year 2008 ARC-210 radio hardware design changes to evolve ultra high frequency satellite communication waveform capability in the next generation tactical networking radio, RT-1939(C) radio system. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems life cycle support services. The three-year contract could be worth up to $189 million.

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Pragmatics Incorporated has been awarded a task order to provide support services for up to 37,000 desktops for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Information Resources Management and its domestic customer bureaus. The task order could be worth $99 million if all options are exercised. It was awarded under the Hybrid Information Technology Services for State contract.

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

Navistar International Corporation's Navistar Defense LLC has received a U.S. Marine Corps contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller and more mobile version of its International MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) family of vehicles.

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has received an order from the U.S. Marine Corps for 1,320 headborne energy analysis and diagnostic systems (HEADS), a sensor system placed inside helmets that will help scientists analyze and understand the forces that Marines sustain during impact and blast events that could lead to brain injury.

September 10, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded contracts worth $47 million by Force Protection Incorporated to provide supplies and support for the U.S. Marine Corps' mine resistant ambush protected vehicle program.

September 9, 2008
By H. Mosher

If you could not attend the Information Assurance event in Washington DC this week, the event is being streamed live here.

The schedule is here.

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